Parents should have no problem convincing their kids to go to New York’s newest museum, which is devoted to everyone’s favorite frozen treat, ice cream. And, while The Museum of Ice Cream is technically a museum, it sounds more like a real life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, with interactive exhibits that should delight even the stodgiest patrons.
Billed as a "lick-able, likeable, shareable ice cream-centric experience," the museum—which opens in New York City’s Meatpacking District on July 29—will feature edible balloons, a giant “collaborative” ice cream sundae, a chocolate room, and a giant pool of rainbow sprinkles.
Of course, there will be plenty of tastings on hand too, most notably from the culinary mad scientist Dr. Irwin Adam, who’ll be serving up futuristic concoctions in the Food Future Studio. There will also be a “Scoop of The Week” tasting featuring flavors from some of New York’s most inventive ice cream oddballs, including OddFellows and Black Tap.
Kids will find exactly what they’re looking for in the museum’s ice cream playground, which comes equipped with an ice cream sandwich swing, while singles will probably beeline for the Tinder Land exhibit, which will be sponsored by the popular dating app.
Unfortunately, much like (some) ice cream itself, the museum will only be available throughout the summer, as it’s scheduled to close at the end of August. So get to 100 Gansevoort Street before it’s too late.
Make your own ice cream with the Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker, and let us know if you plan on visiting the Museum of Ice Cream this summer.